Back in 2001, PopTop Software put out a great little economic and political management title called Tropico. Tropico was a satirical simulation of operating your own banana republic – complete with all the corruption, fraud, and ruthless totalitarianism it involved. The game was well-received by critics and is still considered a minor classic among strategy fans. The game spawned several expansions and a slightly less popular sequel, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove. Pirate Cove, as the name implies, allowed gamers to run their island as a pirate king.